Quarterback Kyle Boller reportedly will get the start for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Newcomer Carson Palmer reportedly won’t.
Lost in the shuffle is rookie Terrelle Pryor, the quarterback for whom the Raiders gave up a third-round pick in the 2012 draft, via the 2011 supplemental draft. Pryor could make his debut against the Chiefs, as the Raiders have installed specific packages for him.
Pryor emerged less than two weeks ago from a five-game suspension. He was added to the active roster on Monday.
The Oakland Raiders are signing kicker Dave Rayner, who won a competition there on Friday. Rayner will face the Chiefs on Sunday. Oakland could get Janikowski back after their week eight bye.
Rayner hit 13 out of 16 field goals last year in Detroit while filling in for an injured Jason Hanson. With Kyle Boller likely to start at quarterback, the outlook for Oakland's offense isn't great despite a good matchup with the Chiefs. There should be better options available if you need a replacement for Seabass.
Speculation that new Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer’s velocity and arm strength has been an issue was refuted by Oakland head coach Hue Jackson.
"You’ve got to be kidding me," Jackson said. "I get surprised at those kinds of questions because I would never put the guy on the team or (trade) draft picks like that if he couldn’t throw the ball or he could not do or be what I think he has the potential to be."
Even if Palmer isn't the player he used to be, he's still better than Kyle Boller. However, if Palmer is going to make any kind of fantasy impact, it won't be until week nine at the earliest.